XVI Open composers competition named after Andrey Petrov
  • About competition 2022
About competition 2022

Foundation for the preservation and development of the creative heritage of the composer Andrey Petrov

With the support of:
Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation
Committee for culture of St. Petersburg

The sixteenth Open composers competition is held in the category of «Symphonic music». In accordance with the decision of the Directorate, starting from 2022, an additional nomination for young composers «Share of hope» will be introduced. The Composers' competition is open to everyone, regardless of their education and place of residence.

The main goal of the Competition:
discovery of new composer names in Russia, countries of the near and far abroad.

The participation in the Competition is FREE of charge.

Age restrictions:
- nomination «Symphonic music» - from 26 years old *
- nomination for young composers «Share of Hope» - up to 25 years old *

*The age of the participants is determined on the day of the deadline for accepting applications for the Competition (May 31, 2022).

The total duration of the essay:
- nomination «Symphonic music» - from 10 to 15 minutes
- nomination «Share of Hope» - from 7 to 10 minutes

The orchestra:
- nomination «Symphonic music» - symphonic orchestra (maximum composition – triple)
- nomination «Share of hope» - small symphonic orchestra *

* strings and woodwind pairs: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2-4 french horns, 2 trumpets, timpani; it is allowed to include additional percussion instruments (no more than two performers)

Participation of one or two solo instruments or voices is allowed. *

* The possibility of using rare or not included in the usual composition of the symphony orchestra instruments must be agreed in advance with the Directorate of the Competition.

Compositions that have previously won prizes and/or other awards are NOT ALLOWED to participate in the Competition. The composition submitted by the participant must not be published, publicly performed and/or recorded on replicated media, as well as broadcasted earlier than September 2020, that is, before the period of the previous competition in the «Symphonic music» nomination. (see the Competition Regulations for more details).

Terms of the Competition:

Applications are accepted:
from March 1 till May 31, 2022 (online)

Nomination «Symphonic music»:
• The qualifying round of the Competition
   June 2022

• The first round of the Competition
   from 01 till 24 July 2022

• The second round of the Competition
   from 01 till 12 August 2022

Nomination «Share of Hope»:

• The first round of the Competition
   June 2022

• The second round of the Competition
   August 2022

The final of the competition and the awarding of the laureates:
September 15, 2022

Dates of the rehearsals with the participation of the contestants:
13 and 14 September 2022

The Great hall of the St. Petersburg academic philharmonic named after Dmitry Shostakovich

In the final round of the competition takes part
Academic symphony orchestra of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.
Conductor - Fyodor LEDNEV

Prize Fund of the Competition:

Nomination «Symphonic music» 
First Prize — 150 000 rubles. 
Second Prize — 100 000 rubles. 
Third prize – 50 000 rubles. 

Nomination «The Share of Hope» 
One award – 75 000 rubles.

According to the Competition Regulations,
6 compositions in the «Symphonic music» nomination and 3 compositions in the «Share of hope» nomination are allowed to participate in the final. All finalists of the competition receive special diplomas and memorable gifts. The winners of the Competition are awarded the titles of laureates or diploma holders. In addition, there is a professional video recording of the final concert, as well as an online broadcast.

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